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The Hub have issued the following press release:
THE HUB TV NETWORK ‘ROLLS OUT’ A TRANSFORMERS SUMMER WITH WORLD PREMIERE SPECIAL
“THE MAKING OF ‘TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON”’
Only on The Hub, Special Premieres June 25 Featuring Director Michael Bay
And Interviews with Stars Shia Labeouf and Josh Duhamel
Transformers Action Summer Continues with Special
Fourth of July Marathon Featuring Back-to-Back Episodes
Of “Transformers Prime” and “Transformers Generation 1”
LOS ANGELES – The Hub television network, a destination for kids and
their families, will present -- in advance of the theater debut of the
eagerly anticipated blockbuster film -- the world premiere of the
original special “The Making of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’,” a
behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming third feature film in the hugely
successful film franchise. Based on the popular Hasbro brand
Transformers, The Hub Original Special offers a sneak peek at footage
from the film and features appearances by director Michael Bay and
original interviews with the cast including Shia Labeouf and Josh
“The Making of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’” will be presented
only on The Hub, premiering Saturday, June 25 (2 p.m. ET), with encore
performances Sunday, June 26 (10 p.m. ET), Saturday, July 2 (12:30 p.m.
ET), Sunday, July 3 (9 p.m. ET), and Monday, July 4 (12:30 p.m. ET and 8
p.m. ET). The special is produced by Hasbro Studios.
The Hub TV Network is a joint venture of Discovery Communications
and Hasbro, Inc., and is available to 62 million U.S. cable and
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is the third film in the
Transformers franchise and the first shot in 3D. It is directed by
Michael Bay, written by Ehren Kruger and produced by Don Murphy &
Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. The executive
producers are Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark
Vahradian. The movie opens on June 29, 2011. Paramount Pictures
Corporation. All rights reserved.
The Hub continues its Transformers action summer with an
Independence Day special line-up of back-to-back, fan-favorite episodes
of the Daytime Emmy®Award-winning “Transformers Prime” and “Transformers
Generation 1.” The seven-hour marathon will be presented Monday, July
4, from 1-8 p.m. ET for fans of all ages to experience the two series
As an added bonus, special programming informational bits will pop
up during the television episodes with trivia about the two series to
test viewers’ knowledge of the epic mythology behind the Decepticons and
the Autobots. Fans can also go online to Hubworld.com to see additional
episodes and engage in a variety of interactive Transformers-themed
Nominated for six Daytime Emmy ® Awards (including two Daytime Emmy®
Award wins), the Hub Original Series “Transformers Prime” continuesthe
legendary battle between the Autobots and the evil Decepticons.
Archrivals Optimus Prime and Megatron once again face-off in their epic
rivalry for control of the Earth. The new half-hour animated series
features iconic characters of the franchise as well as introduces new
human characters to the action series. From Hasbro Studios, the series
is executive produced by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Jeff Kline.
Activision have sent out the following press release
TRANSFORMERS™: DARK OF THE MOON™ VIDEO GAME SHIPS TO RETAILERS NATIONWIDE
New Action Game Thrusts Players into an Original Prologue Storyline to Blockbuster Film
Santa Monica, CA - June 14, 2011 - The colossal battle between the
AUTOBOTS™ and DECEPTICONS™ is underway as Activision Publishing, Inc.'s
(Nasdaq: ATVI) new video game Transformers: Dark of the Moon ships to
retail stores nationwide today. Created by acclaimed developer High
Moon Studios and based on Hasbro's legendary TRANSFORMERS property, the
game lets fans fight through epic battles as they unravel MEGATRON'S
sinister plan and is set in the world of director Michael Bay's upcoming
movie from Paramount Pictures that will be released in theaters on June
"The Transformers: Dark of the Moon game lets fans experience the
gripping battles and original prologue story that precede the highly
anticipated film," said David Oxford, Executive Vice President at
Activision Publishing. "The team at High Moon Studios has created an
amazing TRANSFORMERS narrative that unfolds through an epic
single-player campaign and allows fans to play as their favorite
characters in head-to-head multiplayer action."
"Activision has delivered a stellar prologue game leading up to the
blockbuster movie," said Mark Blecher, SVP of Digital Media and
Marketing, Hasbro. "Hasbro is looking forward to offering fans of the
TRANSFORMERS brand and gamers alike an exciting video game to expand on
the Transformers: Dark of the Moon experience this summer."
Featuring a new gameplay mechanic called Stealth Force, the
Transformers: Dark of the Moon game lets fans instantly convert to a
third, hybrid state that combines the weapons and firepower of Robot
mode with the agility and maneuverability of Vehicle mode. Set in
unique environments around the world such as the Jungles of Central
America, Siberian military facilities, urban cityscapes and more, the
game lets players assume the roles of a diverse roster of favorite
TRANSFORMERS characters through a heart-pounding campaign to save
mankind. Additionally, fans can play the game with or against their
friends around the world through intense, online multiplayer game modes
as their favorite iconic characters with the ability to personalize
their characters' look with numerous appearance, weapons and skills
The Transformers: Dark of the Moon video game is rated "T" (Teen - for
Violence) by the ESRB and is available on the Xbox 360® video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer
Additionally, Activision is releasing three separate games on the
Nintendo platforms developed by Behaviour Interactive. Available on the
Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system and Wii™ system, Transformers: Dark of
the Moon Stealth Force Edition follows a prologue storyline and
harnesses the power of Stealth Force to focus gameplay on intense
vehicular combat, allowing fans to obliterate enemies at blazing speeds
with advanced weapons, defense systems and targeting capabilities as
they slalom between cars and dodge fire in a highly maneuverable vehicle
For the Nintendo DS™, fans can choose their side with two distinct
titles, Transformers: Dark of the Moon AUTOBOTS and Transformers: Dark
of the Moon DECEPTICONS.
All Nintendo platform games are rated "E10+" (Everyone 10 and older - for Fantasy Violence) by the ESRB.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children
and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive
entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand
portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion
pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro
strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of
well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP,
NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and
MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro's multi-platform joint venture with Discovery
Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10,
2010. The online home of The Hub is www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and
name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights
Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2010 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
About TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
When a mysterious event from Earth's past erupts into the present day
it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone
will not be able to save us. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John
Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey,
Kevin Dunn, with John Malkovich and Frances McDormand. In cinemas
worldwide from 29th June 2011 in 2D and 3D.
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor
of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a
leading content company with prominent and respected film, television
and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include
Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge
Pictures, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include
Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions,
Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International,
Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group and Paramount
Television & Digital Distribution.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc.
is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of
interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom,
France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the
Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan.
More information about Activision and its products can be found on the
company's website, www.activision.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in
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